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Netflix CEO/Founder Joins Russia’s American Blacklist

Netflix CEO/Founder Joins Russia’s American Blacklist

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Russia has listed an additional 61 names to its list of blacklisted Americans in retaliation for the country’s economic/financial sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.

The up to date listing published on Monday, June 6, 2022, with the aid of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spots Netflix’s co-CEO, Reed Hastings. The Executive joins over a thousand politicians, entertainers, and moguls completely banned from entering Russian territory.

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In a statement released via Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. Nationals had been blacklisted “in reaction to a constantly expanding list of sanctions imposed on Russian politicians and public figures, as well as representatives of Russian commercial enterprise.”

Recall that the streaming massive shut down its Russian operations rapidly after Ukraine’s invasion. The withdrawal from the market reportedly price the streamer 700,0000 subscribers.

Other exceptional names at the listing nicknamed the Russophobia listing encompass President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and actor Morgan Freeman.

Freeman’s ban trended on social media with fans ridiculing Russia over its decision to ban the actor. Freeman was ban for a 2017 committee to investigate Russia video which accused Russia of continued attacks on America’s democracy.

The list also features deceased politicians such as former Senator John McCain, R-Ariz.; Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev; and former deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Melissa Drisko.


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